Arsenal’s title chances took a major blow in April when they drew three and lost one in the league.
This saw Manchester City overtake them atop of the division heading into the final run of games.
Mikel Arteta’s side have just three matches to go in 2022/23, starting at home to Brighton on Sunday, and will finish with a club-record 90 points if they win all those matches.
However, that may still not be enough to see off Manchester City, who have comfortably finished on around 98 points in the previous five campaigns.
Whatever happens at the finale of 2022/23, though, Mikel Arteta has grand designs on Arsenal’s long-term future and has outlined where his squad can improve:
“We can be much, much better in lots of things, huge margins,” said Arteta. “We can be much better attacking man-to-man situations, we can be much better attacking open spaces, in set-pieces we have huge capacity still.
“In terms of game management we can be a lot better, we can be much more ruthless. There’s a lot of things we have to seek to improve.
“We don’t have a single player that has reached their peak, no one. And we as coaches have to be curious to understand what can we do to improve them.
“They can empower each other and take their game to different levels. It’s about everything clicking, and getting into players and getting something else out of them.
“There are certain players that have to go to a different level in terms of leadership, what they transmit to the group, and in terms of responsibility and accountability for what happens here every single day.”